Kwassui Women's University

Location: Nagasaki
Type of institution: Private women
Contact: International Student Exchange Center TEL 095-820-6024
1-50 Higashi-yamate-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 850-8515
TEL: +81-95-820-6024         FAX: +81-95-820-6024
Kwassui Gakuin had its origins in 1879,when Ms. Elizabeth Russell and Ms. Jennie Gheer were sent to Nagasaki by the American Methodist Women's Foreign Missionary Society to be involved in education and Christian mission for Japanese young women.On December 1,1879,they welcomed one student,and so established Kwassui Girls'School. The name of Kwassui means "living water" and comes from the Bible verse where Christ Jesus refers to the "living water"which can satisfy the thirst of the human spirit (John 4:14).Kwassui is still seeking to provide a broad education rooted in the Christian spirit in which the school was founded and to raise up students who can be sent out into the world having developed international perspectives. In 1919, Kwassui was officially recognized as Kwassui Women's College. After World WarII,under the new education system, a junior high school and a high school were added. The Ministry of Education gave Kwassui permission for the establishment of a college in 1981, and a graduate school in 1991. Kwassui Women's University now has a Graduate School (for English Literature and Language); a Faculty of Humanities (Departments of English, Contemporary Japanese Culture, and Human Relations);a Faculty of Music (comprising the Departments Music Performance and Applied Music);and a Faculty of Wellness Studies (Departments of Nutritional Health,Life Design, and Child Development & Education); and a Faculty (Department) of Nursing.

No. of Professors (full-time/part-time): 54/0
No. of Foreign Teachers (full-time/part-time): 9/0
No. of Countries of Origin: 5
No. of Undergraduate Degree Students: 1306
No. of International Undergraduate Degree Students: 34
No. of Graduate Degree Students: 1
No. of Associate Professors (full-time/part-time): 60/0
No. of International Students (Degree/Non-Degree): 69/0
No. of Exchange Agreements: 28
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements: 8
No. of Exchange Students (Receiving): 12
No. of Exchange Students (Sending): 18

Undergraduate Programs
Education (General)
Child Development and Education
Food Science
Nutritional Health
Home Science
Human Life Studies
Humanities (Miscellaneous)
Human Relations
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
Graduate Programs
Literature, Linguistics and Area Studies(General)
Language (M)

Special Programs for International Students
Kwassui provides a Japanese Language Program for international students through the International Student Exchange Center. There are five steps to the Japanese Language Program, with a Preliminary Level and Levels I-IV. This Japanese language program is not limited to preparation for regular university classes and supplementary lessons, but seeks to improve students'overall practical Japanese ability. We aim to produce people who can use Japanese to conduct business. Students learn about the society and culture which form the setting for Japanese as well as studying the language itself, and so improve their Japanese ability. Students are given support to gain practical Japanese skills and to increase their powers of Japanese literacy.
Service for International Students
Financial:- there is a 50% reduction in tuition fees for international students. Academic and general support:- The International Student Exchange Center functions to provide support for international students in both daily life and college life. The center is where Japanese classes for international students are taught, and is always a place where Japanese and international students can get together. Individual tutoring by Japanese students can be arranged for international students. Housing:- The Student Residence Hall (Nankoryo) is a 10-storey building for 306 students on the Shinto-machi campus. There is a free bus service between this campus and the Higashi-Yamate campus. Both Japanese and international students can live in Nankoryo. Rooms are Western-style twin or single arrangements.
Comments & Latest Information
Kwassui Women's University is happy to enter into cooperative international agreements of benefit to both institutions.As Kwassui has Faculties of Humanities, Music, and Wellness Studies, we would like to establish exchange programs within those disciplines, with a one-for-one student exchange if possible. We also offer short-term study programs which can be conducted in Japanese or in English, and welcome international students who are interested in Japanese culture and language